Poster Call — all wāhine toi Aotearoa!

Directory of Women Designers + Designers Speak (Up) RAMP Gallery, Kirikiriroa / 29 April – 24 May 2019 To record the current landscape of all designers who identify as women of any gender experience, of all diversities — social, sexual, cultural, ethnic — and give visibility to the unsung diversity of Aotearoa design, Designers Speak…

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Christchurch: DA Conversations — Autumn 2019

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2019 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. The home of New Zealand Visual Design for 10 Years To understand where we are going, we must know where we have come from. This year Design Assembly celebrates ten years of supporting our community. We’re taking…

6 months ago by

Auckland DA Workshop: Running a successful project: on time, on budget, and on brief

Recommended for Account Managers, Project Managers, Creatives, Team Leaders, Studio Owners
 
If you are responsible for running client projects or campaigns in your studio or agency, then this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to take the guesswork out of project planning; organise your workflow; and determine the essentials to keeping a project running on time, on budget, and on brief. You’ll receive practical tools and templates to help improve your planning, productivity, and profit. 

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Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa – DA Workshop Auckland

Designing a culturally authentic Aotearoa Friday 12th April 2019 10am – 3pm Meeting Room 5 Studio One Toi Tū 1 Ponsonby Road Auckland City $399 +GST Professional / $299 +GST Design Assembly Friend / $99 +GST DA Student Friends (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here).   Tēnā koutou, nau mai, haere mai! Design has…

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An exploration of graphic design education – an interview with office-party

Written by Cameron Ralston Supported by Creative New Zealand Cameron Ralston discusses graphic design workshops and moving from education to workforce with Bryn Fenemor and Caitlin Rassie through their project office-party. Cameron Ralston: Let’s begin by talking about how office-party came about. In the office-party introduction you write about a shift or divide between academic and educational graphic design and…

8 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Zoe & Morgan by Coda Design Studio

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the brand and recent collateral design for Zoe & Morgan by Coda Design Studio. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details Designer Sarah Callesen has been working on the brand with siblings Zoe, Morgan…

9 months ago by

Murky Crystal Balls: Graphic Design and Envisioning the Red Zone

Written by Cameron Ralston Supported by Creative New Zealand Ahead of the draft plan for the future of the Christchurch red zone being released, Christchurch citizen Cameron Ralston looks into the role design plays in communicating public decision making and public engagement. Whether you see it as a park, a dumping ground, an old home, a…

10 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — East Street Cider Co by Makebardo

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the brand and packaging for East Street Cider Co by Makebardo If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. About East Street Cider Co was established in 1856 with the opening of the Runciman Foundry in Goderich, ON.…

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Fresh from the Field — Skinnies Kids Sungel by 2di4 Design

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the typography, packaging and campaign for Skinnies Kids Sungel by 2di4 Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Like all Skinnies projects, they are a fun collaboration with this creative client. This time around…

11 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Campaign for Māori Television by Fly

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a campaign for Māori Television by Fly. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The Challenge Maori Television were looking to attract new audiences and address perceptions of being old fashioned and only for Maori.…

1 year ago by

PANZ Book Design Awards 2018 Winners

A warm congratulations from Design Assembly to all of the winners of the PANZ Book Design Awards 2018! ThePANZ Book Design Awards 2018 winners are: Gerard Reid Award for Best Book Sponsored by Nielsen Book: New China Eyewitness: Roger Duff, Rewi Alley and the art of museum diplomacy edited by James Beattie and Richard Bullen (Canterbury University…

1 year ago by

Design Assembly’s Spring 2018 workshop season in Auckland

DA’s Spring 2018 workshop season in Auckland is upon us! Tickets to be released VERY soon. To keep up with the latest news, follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter. — With thanks to our awesome venue sponsor, Objectspace. August Living the Freelance Life Fri—31st Aug 9am—12pm Objectspace, 13 Rose Rd, Ponsonby A morning of conversations to survive self-employment. With…

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Fresh from the Field – Waitemata Honey Face Cream by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the brand and packaging for Waitemata Honey Face Cream by Onfire Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. In such an over saturated and competitive market sector as New Zealand Manuka Honey, brands need to…

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Fresh from the Field — Strahl Brand by Dow Goodfolk

The brief: Innova, a kitchen and beverageware design company asked us to update their international brand, Strahl, a brand of virtually unbreakable glassware. Design response: We gave them an update in premium style and focused the story on what the products are used for the world over – making entertaining perfect. So we shot some…

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Fresh from the Field — Luna Brand by Studio Marque

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a name and brand for Luna by Studio Marque. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief: Luna is an online subscription-based service, targeted to tweens and teens, that delivers tampons, pads and liners to girls in phase with their…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — The Brand New by Folk Creative

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new identity, The Brand New  by Folk Creative If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details.    The brief: Our client, already a successful restaurateur asked Folk Creative to create an identity for her new…

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Fresh from the Field — Activist Manuka Identity and Packaging by Fred l’Ami

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the identity and packaging design for Activist Manuka by Fred l’Ami. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Friends (and fellow kiwis living in L.A.) Luke Harwood & Gabrielle Mirkin wanted their Manuka honey brand to…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Creating a Buzz for Pharmapac by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features a new brand positioning, collateral and exhibition design for Pharmapac by Onfire Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Pharmapac have been designing and manufacturing market leading plastic packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and…

1 year ago by

Censoring Colors: Did the New Zealand government stop a famous image of Queen Elizabeth from being published?

Written by Emma Rogan Supported by Creative New Zealand Emma Rogan is a contributor to Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand.  In 2015 the New Zealand government stopped an image from appearing in a new book about a famous magazine. At least, this…

1 year ago by

Baby Steps: Building the Aotearoa Conversation

Coming into the design world as a trained critical thinker and writer, I was struck by how young and non-existent critical conversations were. In my own critical writing practice, I work from a position of believing that critical feedback, public conversation and the building of discourse is key to the health and development of any…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Fair and Square Branding and Packaging by Meke Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features Meke Design’s work for Fair and Square. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The Brief: Handcrafted soap is both a science and an art. With this rebrand and packaging project, Meke Design set out to…

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Fresh from the Field — GoGetEm Coaching brand identity by Forth&Co

This week’s Fresh from the Field features Forth&Co’s work for GoGetEm Coaching. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Emily Wilks is a leadership and life-balance coach for high-performing women. We worked closely with Emily to create an identity that embodied her…

2 years ago by

Unitec Gradfest Labyrinth

Enjoy a visual feast of work from certificate, diploma and bachelor level students specialising in graphic design, animation, spatial design, photography and media arts, product and furniture design and contemporary arts. In addition, first and second-year students from our new Bachelor of Creative Enterprise degree will showcase innovative work integrating creative industry practice with entrepreneurial…

2 years ago by

Whitecliffe _version4 Graduate Exhibition

Design is a series of shifts, explorations and transformations from the beginning of a project to the end. _version4 features a variety of work, from print to digital experimentation, selected by students as they graduate from their final year of Graphic Design study at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. Opening night: 10 November 2017…

2 years ago by

Deadline Extension: Wednesday 8th November for submissions to the Design Assembly Poster Exhibition 2017

Design Assembly invites you to submit a poster produced in or for 2017 to be part of the Design Assembly New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017. Deadline extension:  5pm, Wednesday 8th November.  We look forward to seeing a slice of New Zealand Graphic Design 2017. Poster Exhibition 2017 Invitation Save the date for the Auckland end…

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